TC Control Education Meeting

IFAC TC on Control Education Meeting and Education / Outreach Events at the IFAC 2014 Congress in Cape Town, SA
  • When Jun 04, 2023 from 12:00 AM to 01:00 AM (Europe/Helsinki / UTC300)
  • Where Cape Town, SA
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1. TC 9.4 on Control Education Meeting on Monday, August 25, 12:00 - 13:00, Marco Polo at Westin Hotel



Monday, 8/25/14.
TC 9.4 meeting
Time: 12:00-13:00
Venue: Francis Drake (Westin)
Chair: Pasik-Duncan, Bozenna
Agenda: Introduction of all participants of the meeting
Report from the Chair
Introducing the next Chair, Professor Sebastian Dormido
Presentation of the next ACE 2016



2. First Education Liaison Meeting on Wednesday, August 27, 12:00-13:00, 1.41 (CTICC - Convention Center)


I would like to welcome most enthusiastically all TC Liaisons. We have exciting goals to reach in the incoming triennium!

This meeting is open to all participants. The list of all TC Liaisons can be found:


If you would like to join the group or participate in the Panel Discussion please contact:


We would like to encourage students and young scientists to join us in the discussion on important for them education issues.



Innovative Teaching in Preparing Tomorrow's Scientists and Engineers for Challenges and Opportunities of the 21st Century


Panel Discussion with Invited Guests


Organizers and Moderators: Bozenna Pasik-Duncan and Iven Mareels


Sponsored by IFAC TC Education Liaison


WeL09 Panel Session
Time: 12:00-13:30
Venue: 1.41
Chair: Pasik-Duncan, Bozenna
Co-Chair: Mareels, Iven


Abstract: This Special Education Session focuses on multiple challenges and opportunities that are presented to young investigators preparing for careers in science and engineering and addresses important control engineering education issues of innovative teaching, balancing math, science and technology in engineering education but also how to prepare students for the complexity of the problems in the modern world . Invited international control engineering scholars and educators from academia and industry will share a word of wisdom in addressing the following and other related questions: How do we integrate research and education? What we, scientists and educators, should do about cultivating student interest in science, math and engineering? Is it important for control engineering students to know math and science? Should control engineering education focus mostly on engineering? What kind of control engineering textbooks are popular among students? Do they need textbooks? Should engineering education focus mostly on technology? What are the most successful methods in innovative teaching of current students?


The expected output of this session would be to make recommendations to the IFAC community for cultivating students interest in science, math and engineering by encouraging the control community to do better at communicating the excitement, power and beauty of control systems integrated with science and math to the broader group of engineering students and to the public . Collectively we must develop understandings, look at relationships among things that influence our every day lives, the environment in which we live now, look at how to develop new products, new technology, new models, new applications in different disciplines, look at issues of health or economic well- being in new ways. Those are only some issues that seem to be very important for our discussion in which we all are engaged.



3. Workshop for high school students: The Beauty of Feedback Control

Date: Friday, August 29,

Time: 13:00-15:45,

Venue: 1.42 (CTICC - Convention Center)


Coordinated by Edward Boje and assisted by Mary Hilton. The invited high school students will participate in this exciting event. Among presenters there are our young scientists who have the record of being involved in past workshops for high school students and teachers. The flyer and the detailed program can be found on the workshop web page:


If you would like to be involved to give presentation or demonstration please contact:



4. Technical Sessions on Education: regular, invited and interactive session scheduled for Friday are included in Technical Program.


See the technical program for detailed schedule:



5. Public Lectures, Friday, 15:15 - 15:45, Hall 1, (CTICC)




Please contact me and I will combine all responses and share them on your request.

Thank you for your wonderful support and contributions in so many ways to education!



Let me finish this message with my favorite quote :
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world",Nelson Mandela
With my very best wishes to each of you
for the most enjoyable summer,
Chair, IFAC TC on Control Education

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan
Professor of Mathematics
Courtesy Professor of EECS & AE
Fellow of IEEE & Fellow of IFAC
University of Kansas
Mathematics Department
405 Snow Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
phone: 785-864-5162 or 3651
fax: 785-864-5255